Forgiveness Fuels Freedom

Stuck in this body,

image by hoyasmeg @ flickr

image by hoyasmeg @ flickr

trapped in my shame.

Were my sinful ways,

alone to blame?

These four faithful friends,

now carry me.

Hope to see Jesus,

maybe set free?

The place is a zoo,

there’s no way in.

That stopped not my friends,

they always win.

They climbed on the roof,

and cut out a hole.

Brought me way up high,

to reach the goal.

I was lowered down,

before His feet;

so vulnerable,

this way to meet.

Nerves frayed, I dared look –

into His eyes.

“You are forgiven,”

was His reply.

In that one moment,

just Him and me,

I knew His power,

I was now free!

People in the crowd,

questioning hearts,

Jesus addressed them,

to tell God’s part.

He said unto me,

“Get up and walk.”

So, I did just that.

Amazed was the talk.

(Responding to Mark 2:1-12)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that in You, there is freedom.  Thank You that You forgive us from all that paralyzes our hearts and minds, and prevents us from embracing the truth.  Forgive us for holding onto that which keeps us bound, and lead us to further freedom in You.  Teach us to trust You with our whole heart, so that we might live and love well.  Please grant healing to the hearts, minds and bodies of all who are in need of Your healing touch, and may each one be ever aware that the healing has come from You.  Use us Lord, to encourage and bless those around us, and may many come to call You King.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

10 Comments

  1. This is wonderful–I’m so grateful I finally caught the revelation in Mar 2011 that forgiveness was the “magic key” to finally gaining my freedom and Joy. I don’t know why it took me so long, but in Him, it doesn’t matter anymore! God bless you–love, sis Caddo

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